The EPA manages the administration of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the operation of the New Zealand Emission Unit Register. We are the main compliance and enforcement agency for the ETS, responsible for verifying that participants are complying with the scheme.
The purpose of the scheme is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted in New Zealand.
The “currency” of the ETS is New Zealand Units (NZUs), commonly referred to as a ‘carbon credit’
Learn about the Emissions Trading Scheme's activities and read official reports.
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